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Beaumotte-Aubertans, a quiet village between Vesoul and Besançon (Franche-Comté region)

Beaumotte-Aubertans is a small village in the Haute-Saône department of Burgundy-Franche-Comté, in the heart of the Ognon Valley. A region steeped in history and local Comtoise architecture.

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The village of Beaumotte-Aubertans lies between the town of Vesoul and the capital of the Franche-Comté region, Besançon. In Vesoul, we recommend a visit to La Motte, for breathtaking panoramic views of the surrounding plain, the Vosges, the Jura and even the Alps. We also recommend a visit to the old centre of Vesoul and the Solborde cave (at Echenoz la Méline).

Besançon is a city renowned for its architectural wealth, with its Vauban citadel and underground passageways a must-see. You should also visit the following sites: the Cathedral’s Astronomical Clock, the Museum of Time, Parc Micaud and Parc de la Gare d’Eau… So many ideas for visiting this sublime region full of history !

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5 minutes drive from the Gîte des Amis

Goats farm in Verchamps

Animals and activities parc in Filain

In Loulans –
Old tractors museum
More information +33(0)632991988

Com’Tois brewery in Aubertans
Call Rémy :+33(0)633785679

Explore hikes and treks and find all necessary maps :

Visit the tourist office: ‘office de tourisme

The Maquis Garden at Beaumotte –

Self-guided and guided tours of a productive and innovative permaculture and seed production garden. Take advantage of Mr Renaud’s experience to learn more about permaculture and gardening.

The Ognon river is a great place to fish. More information via the tourism office:  l’office de tourisme

Great cycling routes, numerous greenways and mountain bike trails. 

More information at the tourist office:  l’office de tourisme

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Near the Gîte des Amis

High rope Acro’cimes at THIENANS or RIOZ: an activity for all the family from age 3 upwards.

Fondremand is famous for its castle, which is listed as a Historic Monument. The 11th-century keep and ramparts are among the oldest buildings in the region. The stables date from the 18th century.

Water sport center : Come aboard a canoe or kayak to discover the flora and fauna of the Ognon at MONTBOZON.

The blast furnace of the Montagney forge can be visited free of charge by prior appointment at the Rioz Tourist Office.

Whether you’re with family or friends, take one of the 3 available routes and discover the natural, cultural and built heritage of the Pays des 7 Rivières. 3 loops of 11, 18 and 23 km. Follow the blue rail signposts, departing from Lac de la Faïencerie in Rioz.

Museum of time, located in a beautiful palace.
+33(0)3 81 87 81 50

Museum of Archaeology
and Fine Arts

“Aux Ateliers”, a place with  Bowling, Trampoline park, Laser game, Children’s playground, Clip’nClimb climbing… on 7000 m² in Besançon …

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Other places to discover in the region

The Cusancin Valley
Stroll along the Cusancin in an intimate atmosphere. Stop off at the Val de Cusance to discover the Source Bleue with its calm, bluish waters and the wilder, livelier Source Verte. More information at Baume-les-dames Tourist Office:

The vineyard stretches over 43 hectares from Gy to Charcenne, with Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grape varieties.

In Besançon, Vauban’s masterpiece and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Citadelle now houses three museums bearing the “Musées de France” certification.

ARC ET SENANS: A salt factory, the Saline Royale was created by Louis XV.

Musée départemental des Arts &
Traditions Populaires – Champlitte Château
in Haute -Saone

The Gouffre de Poudrey is a remarkable
remarkable cave; it is a
giant cavity located near
Etalans in the department of

The historical glass factory in La
Rochère creates glass products combining aesthetic and practicality in the fields of tableware and architecture.

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Nearby gastronomy and restaurants

The Burgundy-Franche-Comté region is full of gastronomic and cultural resources. Typical regional dishes to try? For starters: Comtoise salad or morel mushroom crust. Main course: Morteau sausages, potatoes, cancoillotte (local cheese) or a delicious Comté fondue, or a Mont d’Or with potatoes, salad and cold meats… For dessert: a galette Comtoise. For drinks: Jura wines are really not to be missed.

The region is full of local producers, and our favourite? Drop in at the Atelier des papilles in Montbozon and try the Gruyère IGP France!

We recommend the following restaurants close to the gîte des amis:

  • Le Picatchou in Avilley
  • Le bistrot Louis in Cenans
  • L’hôtel de la gare in Loulans-Verchamp
  • Several restaurants in Rioz,

Find the list of restaurants and cafés here: https://www.tourisme7rivieres.fr/cafes-et-restaurants

Ready for your stay at the
Gite des Amis ?

Whether with family, friends, for a company seminar, or whatever the reason, the Gîte des Amis welcomes you for your group stays.

Come and have a good time together in our fully-equipped, large-capacity holiday house.